Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
'm ann notarangelo. the biggest problem right now in the east coast in the wake of sandy, fuel shortages. tankers are brought in gasoline but it's being rationed in new york and newt and new jersey. the death poll now stands at 107. power outages are affecting businesses, down from a peak of 8.5 million. and fema aid has been extended in new york and new jersey. >>> as we've seen over the past 48 hours, some of the worst damage and loss of life was on staten island. looks like the island got a lot of help from an army of strangers today. >> reporter: oh, definitely, ann. and cleanup efforts were in gear here on staten island. you can see behind me some of the debris. volunteers were helping out all day long, trying to clear what was left of people's homes. people on staten island are picking through dreeb, trying to salvage anything they can, including family photos. hundreds of volunteers showed up saturday to help begin the cleanup. >> if you find one thing that might bring somebody a little bit of happiness, it will be worth it. >> reporter: bulldozes displaced items off the street.